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Do No Harm: How a Magic Bullet for Prostate Cancer Became a Medical Quandary

Do No Harm: How a Magic Bullet for Prostate Cancer Became a Medical Quandary (Hardback)

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A fascinating medical detective story about the unusual reception for a promising new drug by a skeptical medical community reluctant to abandon its age-old Hippocratic Oath of "Do No Harm." Stewart Justman explains how a pill called finasteride, proven to dramatically reduce the incidence of prostate cancer, was found to be also associated with a distinctly higher rate of aggressive cancer. As urologists and oncologists were presented with a strange mix of eurekas and cautionary notes, physicians adhered to their best principles and remained wary of massive application. For now, the drug is deemed too risky: the medical dictum of avoiding harm has inhibited its use on a grand scale, though statistically there is much in its favor. Do No Harm is engrossing reading about medical science and, finally, a reassuring tale of the triumph of tradition over novelty.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineDiseases & disordersOncology Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc Publication Date: 28/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9781566636278  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Stewart Justman won the PEN Award for the Art of the Essay for his book Seeds of Mortality, published by Ivan R. Dee in 2003. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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